Home Videos Photos

All tag results for heavyweight champion

Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Ken Norton Dies At 70

Filed under: ZportzR.I.P.Sad SadBoxing

ken norton former heavyweight boxing champ dies at 70

The world of boxing has lost one of the greats today, as former heavyweight champ Ken Norton has died at the age of 70.

The former boxer had been struggling with his health over the past several years after her suffered a series of strokes, and his son says he passed away in Las Vegas yesterday.

Ken's career began in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a 3-time heavyweight champ in the '60s.

He then went on to have a notable professional career and was well known for three classic fights against fellow boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

In their first match-up, Ken achieved the impossibly by not only beating Ali, but by also shutting up his notoriously big mouth by breaking his jaw!

In 1978, he was awarded the WBC Heavyweight title.

Our thoughts go out to Norton's family and the boxing community at this incredibly difficult time.

[Image via Brian Jones/AP Images.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Mike Tyson Hits Rodeo Drive For Some Retail Therapy!

Filed under: Mike TysonRetail TherapyHealth

mike tyson does some shopping on rodeo drive in beverly hills

Boxing legend Mike Tyson recently opened up and admitted that he had been battling alcoholism for years and said he was "on the verge of dying."

Well the former heavyweight champ is hoping to turn things around, and it looks like he's in a much better place now!

Mike was recently spotted out and about with some of his friends in Beverly Hills, and he treated himself to a little shopping spree on Rodeo Drive!

Nothing soothes the soul like a little retail therapy!!

Mike has been clean for about 20 days now, and we're glad to see he's doing so well and finding healthier ways to spend his time!

Keep it up!

Ch-ch-check out more pics of his stroll down Rodeo Drive (below)!

[Image via PGpg7/Ramey Pix.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Chris Brown Insults WWE Wrestler CM Punk's Junk

Filed under: Chris BrownTwitterWrestling

CM BRown

Now THIS is a wrestling match we'd really like to see!

Chris Brown has some words for WWE Heavyweight Champion CM Punk (on Twitter, of course) after the wrestler tweeted:

"I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment."

Well, that got Brown's attention and the singer fired back with insults about the size of his Twitter following and the size of his man parts, writing:

@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women."

In Punk's defense, it's always hard for one man to pleasure "a women," because first he's gotta know how many are in the room. Ha!

His words must have been in the heat of the moment because Brown deleted the tweet and decided to take a more positive approach, writing:

"Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I'll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!"

We don't know about you guys, but we think this feud would make one heck of a storyline on WWE Raw! Would U want to see Chris Brown guest host the a WWE broadcast and maybe get in the ring with CM Punk?

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Muhammad Ali Rushed To Hospital Days After Joe Frazier's Funeral

Filed under: HealthFamilyBoxingMuhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali hospital scare

Fortunately, Muhammad Ali is in better shape now, but his family had a scare when the former heavyweight champ of the world was rushed to the hospital on Novemeber 19th, just 5 days after attending Joe Frazier's funeral.

According to authorities, Ali slipped out of consciousness in the Arizona home he shares with his wife and 911 was called, as a spokesman for the local police explained:

"The victim started to pass out in the car and when they got him into the house he fell unconscious. The 911 tape was filled with details of prescriptions and medical details about the victim who was suffering from an ongoing medical condition. The police department transferred the call to the Fire Unit who sent paramedics."

The 69-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was taken hospital and treated for an unknown period of time, but sources say he was able to enjoy Thanksgiving in Las Vegas with his family.

What ever happened, it must have been an absolute emergency because an insider revealed:

"He has many medical specialists in Phoenix in his life — some that are renowned doctors in Parkinson's and other fields that have even become close friends with him and the family. So for the family to call 911 for help — they must have really been scared."

Let's hope his condition is not as serious as that grim quote suggests and he'll be fighting Parkinson's for year and years to come.

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Joe Frazier In The Hospital With Liver Cancer

Filed under: Sad SadCancerBoxingMuhammad Ali

Joe Fazier

We're so sorry to hear about this.

Boxing legend Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer and is being treated at a hospice in Philadelphia.

The 67-year-old was the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali while defending his World Champion title in the 1971 "Fight of the Century" at Madison Square Garden.

Smokin' Joe Frazier went on to

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Bieber Trains With World Heavyweight Boxing Champ

Filed under: Music MinuteJustin BieberBoxing

Bieber Trains With World Heavyweight Boxing Champ

Bieber’s taking his game to the next level and learning how to box!

World Heavyweight Champion David Haye took Bieber under his wing and showed him the ropes at a training gym in London on Sunday.

The duo tweeted about how much fun they had.

Wrote Haye:

Great workout in The Hayemaker Boxing Gym, Justin Bieber. You sure can pack punch!! I'm now a Belieber! Stay Blessed!

Tweeted Bieber:

Worked out with Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World David Haye. I took it easy on him. haha. good times.

After this nobody better try to fight Bieber — he’ll knock you out! LOL!

P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!

P.P.S. CLICK HERE to "like" Perez on Facebook!

[Image via Spiller/WENN.com.]

Tags: , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »